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Warriors’ Klay Thompson says Kevin Durant is ‘above and beyond a Splash Brother at this point’

Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Warriors, NBA Finals

Some may not consider Kevin Durant to be a “true” member of the Golden State Warriors, as he signed with the club as a free agent midway through their dynasty during the summer of 2016. However, don’t tell that to Klay Thompson and the rest of his Dubs teammates.

Thompson says that Durant is absolutely a true Warrior, going as far to say that he has even surpassed the Splash Brothers themselves.

Kevin Durant has been ruled out for the remainder of the NBA Finals after rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals — all after missing a month in the playoffs due to a calf strain.

The 30-year-old initially injured his calf in Game 5 of the Dubs’ second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. He then missed Game 6 of that series and proceeded to be sidelined throughout the Warriors’ four-game sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.

Durant then missed the first four games of the finals against the Toronto Raptors before attempting to return in Game 5. He got off to a great start, scoring 11 points in the first quarter, but in the second period, he crumpled to the floor grabbing his right Achilles after trying to put a move on Serge Ibaka.

The future Hall-of-Famer led Golden State to back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018, capturing Finals MVP honors both times.

The Warriors currently trail the Raptors 3-2 in these finals. Game 6 is on Thursday evening.